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Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies 1

by Alan Brough

Paperback / softback Age range: 8+ years old Publication Date: 28/06/2016

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I didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. I just wanted a paper round.

My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round.

When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground.

The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them but then I discovered one of the grannies had a glass eye and I wasn't sure if it was okay to go to war against someone with a glass eye but then I discovered that the granny with the glass eye could pinch bricks in half, turn her snot-covered hankies into deadly throwing weapons and possessed a truly terrible device called the Gnashing Gnet.

It's all true.

Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up. 

Ages: 8+

ISBN:
9781743540121
9781743540121
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
8+ years old
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-06-2016
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Pages:
276
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x18mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Alan Brough

Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he'd like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see 'Star Wars' and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.

After having been an actor for a while Alan realised there wasn't that much work for a 6 foot 4 inch guy with a slightly lopsided face and thick curly hair so he tried his hand at directing, broadcasting, composing, dancing (true!), singing and, in an unexpected turn of events, being a professional music nerd.

Recently, he got around to being a writer.

One day he hopes to have a bio that includes phrases like 'best-selling', 'award winning' and 'so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet' but, until then, he's just happy to look at his copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think, 'Cool! I wrote a book!'

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Customer Reviews

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5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Hilarious

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    This book is genuinely amazingly fun and has the power to convert the most stubborn monster into a bona fide bookworm.

    Remember the New Zealand guy from Spicks & Specks? He produced this gem. Clearly years of music trivia have prepared him for authorhood. Don't ask me how.

    Chilli sauce, commando military tactics, wrinkles, secret chambers and bagpipes are on a collision-course in Charlie and Hil's adventure. It's perfectly crafted for those relatively new to independent reading and longer stand-alone stories and reading it is by no means a chore.

    Charlie and the War Against the Grannies is in no way a wannabe Diary of a Wimpy Kid - This is all out war!